Crioulo, Upper Guinea

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A language of Guinea-Bissau

Alternate Names
Guinea-Bissau Creole, Kiryol, Kriulo, Portuguese Creole
Population

206,000 in Guinea-Bissau (2006 World Factbook), increasing. Population total all countries: 483,400. L2 users: 600,000 in Guinea-Bissau.

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Bafat√° Creole, Bissau-Bolama Creole, Cacheu-Ziguinchor Creole. Lexical similarity: with Kabuverdianu [kea].

Language Use

Home, work, church, government. All ages. Also use Portuguese [por]. Used as L2 by Balanta-Kentohe [ble], Bayot [bda], Bidyogo [bjg], Jola-Felupe [eja], Mankanya [knf], Soninke [snk].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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